I wonder if you have read the latest MediaGuardian 100 list published this week, their annual guide to the most powerful people in the industry. Candidates were judged on three criteria – their cultural, economic and political influence in the UK.
I am surprised that Iain isn’t mentioned at all, he gives so many TV and radio interviews and writes for the national press, as well as spearheading 18 Doughty Street. Meanwhile, Guido sneaks in at No 81; we are told he narrowly beat Iain. Does this mean that our leading politcal bloggers are not influential at all?
And, noticeably, Andy Coulson, Director of Communications for the Conservative Party, has totally vanished from the latest list, after being ranked at 13 the year before. Should we be concerned about this? Just how influential is the Meida Guardian list?